Murray secures semi-final place
Originally published on: 26/02/10 13:03
An absorbing encounter was ended prematurely in the third set, although by that stage Murray had stamped his authority over the defending champion to prove a maiden grand slam success is not beyond him at Melbourne Park.
The 22-year-old Scot was leading 6-3 7-6 (7/2) 3-0 when Nadal called an end to the match. He will now play Croatian Marin Cilic, who beat him in straight sets at the US Open last year, for the right to play in just his second grand slam final.